The CV Database is one of the most used and effective package services of SXS to increase your recruiting success at the fair. We collect application information and CV's from our visitors in advance (500+ CV's in 2021) and use them for active sourcing and recommendations.

Active Sourcing

Get access to hundreds of CVs of the STICKS & STONES audience in the run-up to the event, select suitable candidates and invite them directly to an interview at your booth by e-mail. This way you can actively promote your participation among the SXS job seekers and generate prospects who did not have you on their radar before in their job search. Note on timing: Since we receive most ticket registrations and CV uploads just before the show, we can only give you access to the data shortly before the fair, i.e. about 2-3 weeks before.


At the same time, we send recommendations to our visitors based on a match of your search preferences and their CV information. The principle is simple: If you have entered the same answers in the central categories of our matchmaking form (see partner portal) as the SXS visitor, a match will be made and we will suggest your company. Exhibitors who are not a big brand or are looking in areas where they are not well known can benefit from this.


We will send you the CV database in the form of a .csv table, in which on the one hand all CVs sent to us by the candidates are stored via a link, and in which on the other hand the following categories can be found, according to which you can filter:

  • Education degree
  • Industry
  • Department
  • Work location
  • Work location model (remote vs. on site)
  • Form of employment
  • Working time model
  • Company size
  • Language

You do not have to search through hundreds of CVs, but can use the filters to find the people who match your requirements and then take the further details from the CVs. We recommend that you make this preselection and address the candidates specifically and personally in your e-mail. Your invitation to an interview at your booth should be specific and binding. You should avoid sending a mass e-mail to all addresses, inviting them to the fair in general and referring to your stand/lecture or similar. If you do not receive any response from individual candidates, we recommend that you send a follow-up e-mail to the relevant person shortly before the event (2-3 days beforehand).


Open the data/import it into a spreadsheet program.

If you're using Numbers, a single click on the document will do the trick - it will automatically display correctly.

It's a bit trickier with Excel and Google Spreadsheets, for which we recommend the following resources:

Searching and filtering

Different spreadsheet programs have more or less different workflows regarding the elementary operations "Search" & "Filter", which we can't show here completely. You can find corresponding tutorials on Youtube.

At this point we only want to point out that the input of single and multiple answers differs. For example, the question about the highest educational degree per person is limited to one value ("bachelor" OR "diplom" OR "realschulabschluss" etc.), while the question about industries allows multiple answers. There, no single value appears, but a list of values.

Which question field corresponds to which data type, and which answer options were given per question, can be seen in the legend. Adjust your search & filter strategies accordingly.

Download a resume

Once you have located an interesting candidate, you can access their complete resume file via the Dropbox link and download it from there. This is a publicly available link and does not require authentication. If you have problems opening the link, it is most likely due to your VPN security settings.

STICKS & STONES is a project by UHLALA Group. Since 2009, we have been supporting, promoting and connecting LGBTIQ+ people in their careers and bringing them together with companies and organisations that appreciate their LGBTIQ+ employees.

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